2007 Events
College of Medicine · Association of Medical Science Graduate Students
Monday, January 8, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Craig Ajmo, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Alternative treatment of Embolic Stroke in Rats Which Significantly reduce Infarction Size".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Greg Hunter, PhD, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Molecular Medicine and ALAS".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 1:30 p.m., MDA 1097
Philip Howles, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati, will present a seminar on "HDL Metabolism: Role of a Liver Esterase In Reverse Cholesterol Transport".
Dr. Howles is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 12:15 p.m., MDA 1096
Vladimir Kalinichenko, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Biological Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, will present a seminar on "Forkhead box transcription factors Foxf1 and Foxm1 in embryonic vascular development".
Dr. Kalinichenko is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, January 19, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Dennis Kyle, PhD, Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Anti-malarial Drug Resistance Mechanisms: New Twists on an Old Tale".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, January 19, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Joel Strom, MD, Professor of Medicine and Engineering, Departments of Internal Medicine and Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Cardiovascular Engineering of Valve Disease".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

 
Monday, January 22, 2007 through Friday, February 9, 2007
2007 AMSGS Spring Travel Award
Applications will now be accepted for the 2007 AMSGS Spring Travel Award. Please submit applications to Mackenzie Ott's mailbox (MDC-8) by Friday, February 9, 2007 at 4:30 pm. AMSGS Spring Travel Award
 
Monday, January 22, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Daniel Paredes, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Cyclic-AMP-dependent PKA activation is critical for the memory consolidation process in the cerebellum".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Program in Neuroscience Research; 2006 - 2007 Seminar Series
William A. Lambos, PhD and Charles R. Stark, MD of Cognitive Neuro Sciences, Inc., will present a seminar on "QEEG and Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Psychogenic Epileptic Seizures".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 4:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease; Distinguished Lecture Series
Robert Wise, Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Baltimore, MD, will present a seminar on "Bronchial-Obstructive Lung Disease: What's in the Horizon?".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, USF Health and the Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease Center.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., College of Medicine Parking Lot 31
AMSGS and USF Health will be hosting a Florida Blood Services blood drive.
The blood mobile will be parked in lot 31. Please come out and donate if willing and able, the FBS is in desperate need of donors! All blood supplies (except AB+) are critically low. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:00 p.m., Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
9th Annual Ted Couch Cancer Research Lectureship
Mina J. Bissell, PhD, Director Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, will present a seminar on "Half the secret of the cell is outside the cell: The role of tissue architecture in normal and malignant breasts".
Dr. Bissell is internationally recognized for her research in the role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and cell microenvironment in regulating cancer cells. Dr. Bissell and her collaborators discovered that by manipulating cell signals from ECM, cancer cells behaved normally. Previously ECM — a complex structural entity surrounding cell tissues in mammals — was considered a passive "scaffold" or support for cells. As the result of this groundbreaking research, scientists now recognize that ECM is involved in the signaling of all body tissues as well as the lymphatic and blood tissues and cells in the brain. Reception will follow presentation. Please RSVP to 1-888-663-3488.

Friday, January 26, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Gregory Schultz, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Ophthalmology, Director of the Institute for Wound Research, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "Growth Factors, Wound Healing and Fibrosis - The Scar Wars".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, January 26, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Reetu Singh, BS, Graduate Student, Department Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Computional Modeling of the Aortic Valve".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 2007, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00; p.m. each day, MDC Building
MDC Phase I, MDC Phase III (Research Building) and the hallways of MDC Phase II will be on emergency generator power. As per USF regulations, when there is no power, the building will be in lockdown mode meaning no one may enter. The card swipe boxes will not be working during this time. If you need extension cords, please contact your Department Chair who knows where to obtain these.
Information provided by Lynn Wecker, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Associate Dean for Research, USF College of Medicine.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Aaron Hall, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Sigma receptor activation regulates the post-stroke inflammatory response".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Thursday, February 1, 2007, 3:00 - 4:45 p.m., Marshall Center Room 132
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) presents "Stress Management with a Yoga Instructor".
Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (http://gpsc.usf.edu/).

Friday, February 2, 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Traditions Hall, Gibbons Alumni Center
First Annual Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research Symposium
The keynote speaker will be David G. Harrison, MD, Bernard Marcus Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Harrison is scheduled to speak at 8:40 a.m.
Download the program here (cvsp_researchsymp_02feb2007.doc). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, February 2, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Don Ganem, MD, HHMI Investigator and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, will present a seminar on "Array-based new viral pathogen discovery: integrating genomics technology with clinical reasoning".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Michael Shuler, PhD, James M. and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Samuel E. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, will present a seminar on "Body on a Chip: A Tool of Predictive Pharmacology/Toxicology".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Monday, February 5, 2007, 10:30 a.m., MDC 2510
Stephanie Wolfe, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Mobilized Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Progenitor cells for Improving Kidney Function in Spontaneously Diabetic Primates".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Monday, February 5, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Rachel Karlnoski, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Optimization of Anti-AB Antibody Therapy".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Monday, February 5, 2007, 3:00 p.m., LIF 272
Claudia Hase, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, will present a seminar on "The Role of Sodium Bioenergetics in Vibrio cholerae".
Reception immediately following seminar. Dr. Hase is a candidate for the Molecular Microbiologist faculty position. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Pepin Heart Hospital & Research Institute, Wallace Conference Center
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program: 2007 Seminar Series
David Vesely, MD, PhD, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, USF Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL and Maya E. Guglin, MD, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI will present a seminar on "BNP: Heart Failure and Beyond".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, February 8, 2007, 12:00 p.m., USF Health Rotunda
A Taste of the World Carnivale
Come and enjoy a phenomenal buffet featuring extraordinary cuisine from around the world. There will be plenty of food, music and fun. Surprises in store for USF Health faculty, staff and students!
The invitation is from Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, Vice President for USF Health, Dean of the College of Medicine and the Student Councils of Medicine, Nursing & Public Health.

Friday, February 9, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series
Carl Faingold, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will present a seminar on "A Neuronal Network Approach to Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Brain".
Lunch will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, February 9, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
David B. Weiner, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Member of the Center for AIDS Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, will present a seminar on "Gene Based Vaccines Targeting Infectious Diseases and Cancer".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Nanette Bishopric, MD, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miami, FL, will present a seminar on "Evolution of the Heart".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Friday, February 9, 2007, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CHE 101
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.: Sun Hong, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, will present a seminar on "Dissecting the PTEN & mTOR Signal Transduction Pathways Involved in Cancer and Aging".
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.: Hui Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, will present a seminar on "Regulation of the Cell Cycle, Genome Stability, and Histone Methylation by Cullin Ubiquitin E3 Ligases and its Implication in Human Diseases".
There will be a 10 minute coffee break between speakers. A reception will begin immediately after the presentations. Dr. Hong and Dr. Zhang are candidates for Proteomics/Genomics faculty positions. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Monday, February 12, 2007, 3:00 p.m., LIF 272
Lindsey N. Shaw, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Missouri, will present a seminar on "Identification and characterization of σS, a novel component of the Staphylococcus aureus stress and virulence responses".
Reception immediately following seminar. Dr. Shaw is a candidate for the Molecular Microbiologist faculty position. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Monday, February 12, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Chris Leonardo, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "A role for Lecticans and Matrix-Degrading Proteases in the Progression of Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.
 
Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., USF Health campus, at the Southeast corner of Magnolia and Holly, by the Moffitt Research Institute
Attention USF Faculty, Staff and Students! Join in the Fun in Walking for Health at USF's Step-Up Florida Event!
Participate in a fun 1 mile walk; pick up FREE health education information; win great prizes; enjoy FREE healthy refreshments; and make FREE Healthy Promises Valentines Day cards! Why: To promote walking, fitness and healthy lifestyles! The USF event is part of a statewide initiative promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles to Floridians and visitors. In the spirit of Valentines Day: Stay healthy for the ones you love!
Sponsored by: USF College of Public Health, USF Health, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Hillsborough County Health Department and Florida Department of Health. Refreshments donated by Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant of Brandon.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 11:30 a.m., MDN 1032 
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Akt Function and Human Oncogenesis" by Sungman Park (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology). Sungman's major professor is Jin Q. Cheng, MD, PhD, Departments of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Pathology and Cell Biology.
 

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Carrie D. Wolinetz, PhD, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, will present a seminar on "From Inside the Lab to Inside the Beltway: Embryonic Stem Cell & Biotechnology Policy".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MDN 2007
USF President Judy Genshaft - Town Hall meeting with USF Health
The resurgence of USF Health as a research engine is critical to the university's future membership in the AAU. Thursday's town hall meeting is open to all members of USF Health. Your feedback and participation are important to the process. Attendees will include: USF President Judy Genshaft; the newly elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rhea Law and USF Health V.P. Stephen Klasko. To view the current draft of the University Strategic Plan, go to http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/. Please contact Lissette Campos, Director, Strategic Communications, USF Health at 813-974-3300 for more information.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
James Rogers, graduate student, Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF, will present a seminar on "Major Tea Catechin Inhibits Key Dendritic Cell Maturation Markers in Response to Microbial Product".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Christine Grant, PhD, Professor of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, will present a seminar on "Probing the Swelling and Dissolution of Thin Organic Films".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CHE 101
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.: Timothy C. Hallstrom, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, will present a seminar on "Cellular Control of Rb/E2F Proliferation and Apoptosis".
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.: David S. Franklin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, will present a seminar on "Regulating the Cell Cycle: Endocrine Tumorigenesis and Complementary and Alternative Medicines".
There will be a 10 minute coffee break between speakers. A reception will begin immediately after the presentations. Dr. Hallstrom and Dr. Franklin are candidates for Proteomics/Genomics faculty positions. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Monday, February 19, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Yelenis Herrera, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Regulation of Acid-Sensing Ion Channels by Sigma Receptors".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Monday, February 19, 2007, 3:00 p.m., LIF 272
Robert T. Cartee, PhD, Instructor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present a seminar on "Mechanisms of Capsule Synthesis in the Gram-positive Pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae".
Reception immediately following seminar. Dr. Cartee is a candidate for the Molecular Microbiologist faculty position. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Edwin Weeber, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will present a seminar on "Modulation, Maturation and Morphology; the roles of apoE Receptors in the CNS".
Lunch will be served. Dr. Weeber is a candidate for an Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, USF Health, University of South Florida.

Thursday, February 22, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., College of Medicine, grassy area by the volleyball nets near Parking Lot 31
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon -- BBQ from Wholly Smokes
Bring your lab coats and your smiles :-) because we're going to be taking some group photos!
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Friday, February 23, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
John M. Koomen, PhD, Assistant Professor in Molecular Oncology Program and Scientific Director of the Proteomics Core Facility, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, will present a seminar on "Introduction to Proteomics and the Development of the Moffitt Proteomics Core Facility".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 23, 2007, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m., USF Health Auditorium and Rotunda
USF Health Research Day
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: The Offices of Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs invite you to join them for brunch in rooms MDC 2301-2310 to celebrate their new facilities. Posters can be put up at noon in the USF Health Nursing Rotunda.
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.: Poster Presentations, USF Health Rotunda
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: 11th Annual Roy H. Behnke Distinguished Lectureship, USF Health Auditorium - J. William Langston, MD, Founder, CEO and Scientific Director, Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, CA will present "Redefining the Neurodegenerative Process We Call Parkinson's Disease". Co-sponsored by USF Health and the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, USF Health Auditorium
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Reception, USF Health Rotunda
Sponsored by the Office of Research, USF Health, University of South Florida.

Friday, February 23, 2007, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CHE 101
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.: Bin Wang, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, will present a seminar on "DNA damage signaling through BRCT domain proteins".
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.: Eugene S. Kandel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, will present a seminar on "The Ins and Outs of Insertional Mutagenesis".
There will be a 10 minute coffee break between speakers. A reception will begin immediately after the presentations. Dr. Wang and Dr. Kandel are candidates for Proteomics/Genomics faculty positions. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Monday, February 26, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Nikisha Carty, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Recombinant AAV Gene Therapy, Gene Distribution and Alzheimer's Disease".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.
 
Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 12:15 p.m., Moffitt Research Center Overlook Room
Shi-Jian Ding, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Biological Science Division & Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Richland, WA, will present a seminar on "From Biomarker Discovery to Cell Signaling Studies".
Sponsored by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL.

Thursday, March 1, 2007, 3:00 - 4:45 p.m., Marshall Center Room 132
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) presents "Tax Workshop".
Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (http://gpsc.usf.edu/).

Friday, March 2, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Marisa Bartolomei, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, will present a seminar on "Epigenetic Regulation of Genomic Imprinting".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, March 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Jeffrey S. Augenstein, MD, PhD, Chief, Research and Information Technology; Co-Director, Ryder Trauma Center; Professor of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, will present a seminar on "Challenges of Trauma Care".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Friday, March 2, 2007, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CHE 101
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.: David T. Stuart, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Canada, will present a seminar on "The regulation of chromatin modifying complexes during cellular differentiation".
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.: Song-Tao Liu, PhD, Research Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, will present a seminar on "Building a functional kinetochore: connection with the mitotic checkpoint".
There will be a 10 minute coffee break between speakers. A reception will begin immediately after the presentations. Dr. Stuart and Dr. Liu are candidates for Proteomics/Genomics faculty positions. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Saturday, March 3, 2007, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL
2007 Esculapian Ball
All USF Health students, faculty, and guests are invited (Semi-Formal Dress). Dinner, Drinks, Dancing, and Auction. Tickets available at College of Medicine Student Affairs.

Monday, March 5, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Lori Lebson, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Monocytes as Gene Therapy Vectors for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program: 2007 Seminar Series
Jeffrey Billheimer, PhD, FAHA, Senior Research Investigator, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA will present a seminar on "High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Reverse Cholesterol Transport: Quantity vs. Quality".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, March 8, 2007, 9:00 a.m., Stabile Research Building Auditorium
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Src Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Sarcomas: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Action" by Audrey C. Shor (Department of Molecular Medicine). Audrey's co-major professors are Richard Jove, PhD (Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope) and W. Jack Pledger, PhD (Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby area outside of MDC 1507.

Thursday, March 8, 2007, 12:15 p.m., MDA 1096
Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD, Professor, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA, will present a seminar on "Molecular signaling in metabolic diseases and stem cells".
Dr. Feng is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, March 9, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
James E. Zadina, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Tulane University Medical School and Director of Neuroscience Laboratory, V. A. Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, will present a seminar on "Agony and Ecstasy: Endomorphins in Pain and Reward".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Monday, March 19, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Disease - Distinguished Lecture Series
Jenny Ting, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor Of Microbiology – Immunology, Immunology Program Leader Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina will present a seminar on "CATERPILLER, Plexin and Semaphorin: New gene families in innate and adaptive immunity".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 10:30 a.m., MDC 1507
Bradley Krohn, PhD, President and Chief Technical Officer, United States EnviroFuels, LLC, will present a seminar on "Port Sutton EnviroFuels, LLC: A Port of Tampa Fuel Ethanol Plant".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine.

Thursday, March 22, 2007, 10:00 a.m., MDN 1032
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Growth Factor-Mediated Telomerase Activity in Ovarian Cancer Cells" by Yira Bermudez (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology). Yira's major professor is Patricia Kruk, PhD (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby area outside of MDC 1507.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Wendy Sammons-Jackson, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL (Laboratory of Burt Anderson, PhD) will present a seminar on "Regulation of virulence genes in Francisella tularensis".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
William L. Ditto, PhD, Department Chair and Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, will present a seminar on "Evolution into Epilepsy".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Monday, March 26, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Richard K. Olson, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director, Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, will present a seminar on "Genetic and Environmental Influences on Reading Ability and Disability".
Sponsored by the College of Medicine and the College of Education, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 10:00 am, David C. Anchin Center, Doane Conference Room, College of Education
Janice Keenan, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO, will present a seminar on "Issues in Reading Comprehension Assessment".
Sponsored by the College of Medicine and the College of Education, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 4:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
Joseph Steinmetz, PhD, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS will present a seminar on "Eyeblink Classical Conditioning: A Neurobehavioral Approach for Studying the Effects of Early Alcohol Exposure on Brain Development and Behavior".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 1:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"The Role of Norepinephrine in Learning Cerebellar Motor Learning in Rats" by Daniel A. Paredes (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Daniels's co-major professors are Paula C. Bickford, PhD (Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, Departments of Neurosurgery and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology) and Lynn Wecker, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby area outside of MDC 1507.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 10:30 a.m., MDC 1507
Mark Laurenzo, Bioscience Project Manager, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, will present a seminar on "Tampa Bay Biotechnology: Profit/Non Profit, Private/Public".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Come eat some food from Jerk Hut and listen to all the activities that are planned for the upcoming months!
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
Diane Jaworski, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT will present a seminar on "The role of TIMP-2 in myogenesis: MMP-mediated proteolysis or integrin signaling?".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, March 30, 2007, 9:30 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Modulation of Adult Neural Plasticity by Proteolytic Catabolism of Lecticans" by Joanne Mayer (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Joanne's major professor is Paul E. Gottschall, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby area outside of MDC 1507.

Friday, March 30, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Pathology, Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, will present a seminar on "MIF and the Genetic Basis of Macrophage Responsiveness".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, March 30, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Susan Blanchard, PhD; Christopher Geiger, PhD; James D. Sweeney, PhD; Lisa A. Zidek, PhD, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, will present a seminar on "Blank Slate Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University - Innovative and Interdisciplinary from the Ground Up".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Monday, April 2, 2007, 9:00 a.m., David Murphey Conference Room, Stabile Research Building
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Regulation of MDMX nuclear import and degradation by Chk2 and 14-3-3" by Cynthia LeBron (Cancer Biology Program, Graduate Studies). Cindy's major professor is Jiandong Chen, PhD (Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology).

Monday, April 2, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Adam Bachstetter, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells and the Aged Hippocampal Neurogenic Niche".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program: 2007 Seminar Series
Valerian Fernandes, MD, FACC, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC will present a seminar on "Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy - Past, Present and Future".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, April 5, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., College of Medicine Parking Lot 31
AMSGS and USF Health will be hosting a Florida Blood Services blood drive.
The blood mobile will be parked in lot 31. Please come out and donate if willing and able, the FBS is in desperate need of donors! All blood supplies are critically low. Thank you!

Thursday, April 5, 2007, 3:00 - 4:45 p.m., Marshall Center Room 132
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) presents "Writing a Resume/CV and Job Search Tips".
Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (http://gpsc.usf.edu/).

Thursday, April 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Zhigang Yuan, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Functional characterization of roles of histone deacetylase in the regulation of DNA damage response".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, April 6, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Barbara Hansen, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Director, Obesity, Diabetes and Aging Research Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, will present a seminar on "Obesity, Diabetes, and Aging: Lessons from Non-Human Primates".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, April 6, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Center for Aging & Brain Repair Conference Room, MDT Building next to Byrd Alzheimer Center & Research Institute
Darryl Eyles, PhD, School of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia, will present a seminar on "Schizophrenia, Vitamin D, and the Brain".
Sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair and the Department of Neurosurgery, USF Health.

Monday, April 9, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Jennifer L. Vila, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Exploring the Aging Hippocampus: The Potential of Spirulina as a therapeutic Intervention in the Aged Hippocampus".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Neuroscience Signature Research Program: 2007 Seminar Series
Barry Hoffer, MD, PhD, Director, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse will present a seminar on "The MitoPark Mouse".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 4:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Program for Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease Distinguished Lecture Series
Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Associate Director, Center of Human Genomics, Director of Research, Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Training Program Director, Allergy and Immunology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC will present a seminar on "Human-Based Research in Asthma: Thoughts on a Continuing Journey".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program for Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine and the Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease Center, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 9:30 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Structure-Function Studies of Conserved Sequence Motifs of Cytochrome b5 Reductase" by Louis J. Crowley (Department of Molecular Medicine). Louis' major professor is Michael Barber, DPhil (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a celebration in room MDC 3510 at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2007, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Vincent A. Stabile Building, Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium and Conference Rooms 1 and 2
Moffitt Symposium on Mass Spectrometry sponsored by the National Functional Genomics Center
On behalf of Dr. W. Jack Pledger, Dr. John Koomen, and Dr. Roman Manetsch, you are invited to attend the Moffitt Symposium on Mass Spectrometry, April 12-13, 2007 at the Stabile Research Building at the Moffitt Cancer Center. This meeting will be sponsored by the National Functional Genomics Center as part of its ongoing effort to promote the exciting field of proteomics research. Esteemed scientists in the field of mass spectrometry from throughout the state of Florida have been invited to submit abstracts for posters and talks, and we invite you to do so as well. There is no registration fee for this meeting and meals will be provided for registered attendees. If you would like to attend, please follow this link (http://nfgc.moffitt.org/registration-msmsnonfl) to register online no later than April 1, 2007. Space is limited, so don't delay. We hope to hear from you soon! For additional information, please contact Rae Reuille, MPH, National Functional Genomics Center (NFGC), Program Administrator, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (813-745-1548; rae.reuille@moffitt.org).

CANCELLED (Will be rescheduled): Friday, April 13, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Katherine Siegler, PhD, Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL, will present a seminar on "Inflammation/Cancer: Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, April 13, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Richard W. Cernosek, PhD, Manager of the Advanced Sensor Technologies Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, will present a seminar on "Microsensors and Micro-Analytical Systems For National Security Applications".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Friday, April 13, 2007
Join The Lab Rats in the Fight Against Cancer in the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life"
You are cordially invited to join "The Lab Rats" Relay team.
To join visit http://www.acsevents.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=191970&lis=1&kntae191970=A70D7A6D25CA4082A3F25490368A19F1&team=1704649; click Join our Team; and register. Requirements: Commit to raise $100 or more.
For more information contact LaTasha.
Event Information: American Cancer Society Relay For Life of USF; USF Soccer Stadium
Friday, April 13, 2007 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 14, 2007
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Monday, April 16, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Jared C. Ehrhart, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Cannabinoid and nAChR Receptor Activation: Therapeutic Intervention for Neurodegenerative Disease?".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Conference Room 2, Stabile Research Building
Yanming Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, will present a seminar on "Epigenetic regulation of tumor suppressor genes by PAD4 -- a histone Arg demethylating enzyme".
Sponsored by the Grand Rounds Seminars in Cancer, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of South Florida.

Friday, April 20, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Nagwa El-Badri, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL will present a seminar on "Adult vs. Embryonic: the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Advantage".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, April 20, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 03, Kopp Building
Flordeliza Villanueva, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, will present a seminar on "Molecular Imaging with Ultrasound".
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, University of South Florida and the Department of the Army.

Friday, April 20, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Rod Bremner, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Genetics and Development, Toronto Western Research Institute, University of Toronto will present a seminar on "Remote Controlled Transcription at Cytokine Target Genes".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Monday, April 23, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Rafael Chaparro, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Ischemia and Anesthesia".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., USF Health Rotunda
USF Centers for Advanced Healthcare Showcase
Come check out all the new technology that will be used in the new USF Centers for Advanced Healthcare. This showcase will allow faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to "live" our new patient experience firsthand. Learn more about the USF Centers for Advanced Healthcare at http://www.myhealthcare.usf.edu

Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Neuroscience Signature Research Program: 2007 Seminar Series
Janet N. Zadina, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA will present a seminar on "Structural Neuroimaging Studies of Developmental Dyslexia". Jacqueline J. Hinckley, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Neuroplasticity and Language Rehabilitation in Stroke".
Pizza and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Second Floor Faculty/Staff Room, Psychiatry Building, USF
Karl H. Pfenninger, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine will present a seminar on "From Nerve Growth Cones to Cognitive Disability".
Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of South Florida. Dr. Pfenninger is a candidate for the Robert A. Silver Chair in Developmental Neurobiology.

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Come join us for some great Greek food!
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 4:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Town Hall Meeting -- Research and Graduate Education, COM/USF Health with Abdul Rao, MD, MA, DPhil, Senior Associate Vice President – USF Health
Please click on the link to obtain a comprehensive outline of the presentation (http://health.usf.edu/research/savp/COM%20TownHall%20Outline%204-23-07.pdf).

Friday, April 27, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Carissa Davis, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL (Laboratory of Andrew Cannons, PhD) will present a seminar on "Proteomic Analysis of Vibrio parahaemolyticus".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Thursday, May 3, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Stabile Research Building, Conference Room 2
Hengbin Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present a seminar on "Histone ubiquitination, transcription, and beyond".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Grand Rounds Seminars in Cancer.

Thursday, May 3, 2007, 3:00 - 4:45 p.m., Marshall Center Room 132
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) presents "Loan Consolidation".
Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (http://gpsc.usf.edu/).

Friday, May 4, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel, USF Tampa Campus
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease Annual Conference (SAC)
The SAC will feature plenary lectures, symposiums and posters. Please visit the SPAIID website (http://health.usf.edu/medicine/spaiid) for abstract guidelines, registration form and more detailed program information.
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series
Lester I. Binder, PhD, Abbott Labs/Burnham Professor of Genetic and Molecular Medicine, Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University College of Medicine will present a seminar on "Tau Protein in Neurodegenerative Disease: Unravelling the Neurofibrillary Tangle".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program: 2007 Seminar Series
Charles R. Lambert, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Pepin Heart Hospital and Kiran Patel Research Institute, Tampa, FL will present a seminar on "Renal Artery Stenosis: From Goldblatt Rat to the Biliary Stent".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Second Floor Faculty/Staff room, USF Psychiatry Building
Jun Tan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology & Physiology and Neurosurgery, Director, Neuroimmunology Lab, Institute for Research in Psychiatry, USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, will present a seminar on "The Role of the CD40-CD40L Interaction in the CNS: Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Including Autism and Schizophrenia".
Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 9:00 a.m., Second Floor Faculty/Staff room, USF Psychiatry Building
Floyd Sallee, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, will present a seminar on "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Biomarker of Cortical Excitability in ADHD".
Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, May 11, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Steven Fliesler, PhD, Professor and Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology; Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, will present a seminar on "Cholesterol Deficiency Syndromes: Thinking Beyond What's Missing".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, May 11, 2007, 2:00 p.m., MDA 1507
AMSGS Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 10:00 a.m., MDA 1097
D. Marshall Porterfield, PhD, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Physiological Sensing Facility, Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, will present a seminar on "BioMEMS and Photonic Technologies to Explore Form and Function in Biological Systems".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USF Health.

Monday, May 21, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDC 2301
The Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education Journal Club
All are Welcome!! You don't have to be a member of the SCME to attend, just have an interest in teaching and education. This Monday's topic: Medical Education in the 19th Century. Reading: Ludmerer, K. (1985). Learning to Heal: The Development of American Medical Education. New York: Basic Books. pages 3-71.
For additional information contact Stanley Nazian, PhD (snazian@health.usf.edu), Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series
Valentina Echeverria, PhD, Research and Development, Bay Pines VA will present a seminar on "Alzheimer's Disease: A Search for Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets " and Nash Purohit, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Clinical Aspects of Alzheimer's Dementia".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 4:00 p.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute, 4001 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
Thomas Wisniewski, MD, Department of Neurology, New York University, School of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Targeting Protein Conformational Disorders".
Sponsored by the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute. Please RSVP to Denise Courson-Jackson at 813-319-4112.

Friday, May 25, 2007, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, 1915 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605
AMSGS Annual Awards Banquet 2007
6:30 p.m.: Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
7:15 p.m.: Dinner
8:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony and Dessert
PLEASE RSVP ONLINE BY FRIDAY MAY 4, 2007. No cost for AMSGS Students. One Student Guest may attend for $20. Faculty/Staff cost is $25 single, $50 couple.
Dinner options: Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast, Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lobster Sauce or Vegetarian Alfredo Lasagna.
Contact: Elise Spencer (espencer@health.usf.edu) or Mackenzie Ott (mott@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health and AMSGS.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Second Floor Conference room, USF Psychiatry Building
Jun Tan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology & Physiology and Neurosurgery, Director, Neuroimmunology Lab, Institute for Research in Psychiatry, USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, will present a seminar on "The Role of Immune System in Neurodevelopment: Implications for a Potential Immunotherapeutic Strategy for Schizophrenia".
Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research: 2007 Seminar Series
Biren Amin, PharmD, Bristol-Myers Squibb will present a seminar on "Acute Coronary Syndrome: Update and Treatment Controversies".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Friday, June 8, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1096
James Trzaskos, PhD, Bristol-Myers Squibb will present a seminar on "TNFα Convertase Inhibitors as Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis - The BMS-561392 Experience".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series
Paul Jantzen, Software Product Manager, Media Cybernetics will present a seminar on "Practical Digital Imaging".
Lunch will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Second Floor Faculty/Staff Room, USF Psychiatry Building
Guest lecture by candidate for the Roskamp Chair in Biological Psychiatry
S. H. Fatemi, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Minnesota Medical School will present a seminar on "The Role of Brain Genes in Etiology and Treatment of Schizophrenia".
Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, June 14, 2007, 3:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL will present a seminar on "Ischemic Preconditioning: Mechanisms of Neuroprotection".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, June 15, 2007, 9:30 a.m., MDN 2007
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Alternative Targets for the Treatment of Stroke" by Craig (Ted) Ajmo, Jr. (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Ted's major professor is Keith Pennypacker, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Guest lecture by candidate for Director of the Center of Excellence for Cell Injury & Repair
Richard Nowakowski, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ will present a seminar on "Genome-wide Analysis of Neurostem Cells: A Systems Biology Approach".
Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Guest lecture by candidate for Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine
Harvey Pollard, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genomics, Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine will present a seminar on "Proinflammatory Signaling Mechanisms in Cystic Fibrosis".
Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:10 - 5:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Department of Molecular Medicine, Second Annual Research Symposium (MMresearchsymposium607.pdf)
Speakers: Gene Ness, PhD; Thomas Klein, PhD; Huntington Potter, PhD; Bruce Citron, PhD; Peter Medveczky, MD; Andreas Seyfang, PhD; Burt Anderson, PhD; Denise Cooper, PhD; Duane Eichler, PhD; William Gower, Jr., PhD.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., MDN 2005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Second Annual Research Symposium
Speakers: John Hassell, PhD; George Blanck, PhD; Jun Tan, MD, PhD; Gloria Ferreira, PhD; Kenneth Ugen, PhD; Richard Heller, PhD; Shyam Mohapatra, PhD; Larry Solomonson, PhD.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CHE 102
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.: KyungWon Huh, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, will present a seminar on "P600 and the Cullin 2 Ubiquitin Ligase Comples; Novel Cellular Targets of Human Papillomavirus-16 (HPV-16) E7 Oncoprotein".
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.: Patrick Bradshaw, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Aging Research, University of Wisconsin, will present a seminar on "Mitochondrial DNA Mutations and Aging".
There will be a 10 minute coffee break between speakers. Both speakers are candidates for Proteomics/Genomics faculty positions. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MRC 3064
Seminar on High-Resolution in vivo Micro-Ultrasound Imaging for Small Animal Research. Demonstration of the VisualSonics Vevo 770 High Resolution Imaging System.
Please contact Debbie Jarosz at VisualSonics (336-688-7019) for more information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series
David Morgan, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of South Florida will present a seminar on "Antibodies for Alzheimer's. From mouse models to clinical trials".
Lunch will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 9:00 a.m., David Murphey Conference Room, Stabile Research Building
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Bcl-2 related ovarian killer, Bok, sensitizes to stress-induced apoptosis" by Jose Rodriguez (Cancer Biology Program). Jose's major professor is W. Douglas Cress, PhD (Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology).

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Come join us for some burritos from Tijuana Flats, a short presentation by Charles K. Szekeres, PhD, and listen to what AMSGS has planned for this summer.
Please join us for Tijuana Flats and a short presentation by Charles K. Szekeres, PhD (kszekere@health.usf.edu; 813-396-9393; MDC 4010). Charlie is running the new Flow Cytometry lab here at the College of Medicine and is eager to discuss FC and what services are available. The AMSGS Board members look forward to seeing everyone there!
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Friday, June 29, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
David Birk, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA will present a seminar on "Regulation of Extracellular Matrix Assembly: Development and Disease".
Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, July 6, 2007, 9:30 a.m., MDA 1096
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"The Proteoglycan Perlecan Regulates Long Bone Growth through Interactions with Developmental Proteins in the Growth Plate" by Simone M-L Smith (Department of Molecular Medicine). Simone's major professor is John Hassell, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in MDC 1507.

Friday, July 6, 2007, 2:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Vince Hascall, PhD, Professor, College of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH will present a seminar on "Hyaluronan Matrices and Leukocytes - A Dialogue in Inflammations".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 5:00 p.m., Gator's Dockside
AMSGS Happy Hour

Monday, July 16, 2007, 1:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Optimization of Anti-Aß Antibody Therapy" by Rachel Karlnoski (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Rachel's major professor is David Morgan, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in MDC 1507.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
David Cribbs, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, CA will present a seminar on "Vaccines for Alzheimer's Disease".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health and the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Come join us for some lunch from Wholly Smokes Barbeque. Dr. Eric Bennett will fill us in on some new changes happening this year. The AMSGS Board members look forward to seeing everyone there!
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 1:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Guest lecture by candidate for Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine
Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL will present a seminar on "Development of the Antibody Repertoire: The Illusion of Free Will".
Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., CHE 102
Miriam Bucheli, PhD, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, will present a seminar on "Exploring the Role of RNA Binding Proteins in Transcription Termination".
Dr. Bucheli is a candidate for the Proteomics/Genomics faculty position. Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: 2007 Seminar Series
Gabor Legradi, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, USF Health will present a seminar on "Hooked on Peptides - Lessons Learned from the Study of Stress Coping Mechanisms, Fear and Anxiety".
Lunch will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 5:30 p.m., MDC 1004
College of Medicine Student Council Meeting
This meeting is open to all COM students.

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., SRB David Murphey Conference Room
John Quinn, PhD, Application Scientist for Tree Star, Inc. will be presenting a basic overview and demonstration of the Flowjo software, followed by a Q&A session. Everyone is encouraged to attend. New (and potential) users will benefit from the basic demonstration, and experienced users will be able to see advanced features available in the program.
Sponsored by the Fred Wright Flow Cytometry Core Facility at USF Health and the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 9:00 a.m., MDL 1003
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Function Characterization of Roles of Histone Deacetylases in the Regulation of DNA Damage Response" by Zhigang (Mike) Yuan (Department of Molecular Medicine). Mike's co-major professors are Edward Seto, PhD (Departments of Molecular Medicine and Interdisciplinary Oncology) and Peter Medveczky, MD (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in MDC 1507.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Xiang-Jiao Yang, PhD, Molecular Oncology Group, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec will present a seminar on "A Pair of MYSTic HATs in Normal and Cancer Stem Cells".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 3:00 p.m., USF Health Rotunda
Ice Cream Social
Come join and welcome the incoming graduate students.
Sponsored by the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., USF Health Rotunda
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Come join us for some lunch and meet the new first year graduate students.
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 9:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Regulation of Virulence Genes in Francisella tularensis Live Vaccine Strain (LVS)" by Wendy L. Sammons (Department of Molecular Medicine). Wendy's co-major professors are Burt Anderson, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine) and Jean Manch-Citron, PhD (Bay Pines (Florida) VA Healthcare System and St. Petersburg College).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the USF Health Rotunda.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
John S. Gunn, PhD, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Ohio State University will present a seminar on "Salmonella Host Adaptation and Survival in the Intestine and Gallbladder".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, August 23, 2007, 5:00 p.m., Gator's Dockside
AMSGS Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium, Stabile Research Building
Geng Wu, PhD, Research Fellow/Postdoctoral, Division of Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, will present a seminar on "Understanding the Phosphorylation and Ubiquitination of Beta-Catenin".
Sponsored by the Drug Discovery Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 12:00 p.m., David Murphey Conference Room, Stabile Research Building, First Floor
Vincent Jo Davisson, PhD, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, will present a seminar on "From Single Proteins to Molecular Signaling Systems: A Case for Natural Products Drug Discovery & Development in a Systems Biology Era".
Sponsored by the Drug Discovery Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Friday, August 31, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1003
William V. Nikolic, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Immunomodulation and AD Therapy: The Role of Human Umbilical Cord Cells".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Grace Allen Room, USF Main Library
The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is sponsoring a seminar on "Stress Management".
For more information, please send an email to gpsc@grad.usf.edu.

Thursday, September 6, 2007, 8:00 a.m., MacInnes Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Tampa General Hospital with videoconferencing to USF College of Medicine, MDC 1100 and the Children's Research Institute, CRI 1st Floor Conference Room
Guest lecture by candidate for the Muma Endowed Chair in Neonatology
Lewis P. Rubin, MD, Professor, Neonatology and Cell Biology, Co-Director, Fetal Care Center, Cleveland Clinic, will present a seminar on "Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Evolutionary Developmental Perspectives".
Sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, September 7, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Jaya Padmanabhan, PhD, Associate Professor, Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute and Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Molecular Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Degeneration: Cell Cycle and Inflammation-Dependent Phosphorylation of APP and Tau".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Saturday, September 8, 2007, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m., Lake by the COM, near the volleyball nets and gazebo
AMSGS Fall Welcome Picnic
* We will be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and chicken
* There will be a slip-n-slide, volleyball, etc.
* Bring your spouse or significant other!
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Department of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, USF Health.

Monday, September 10, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program In Neuroscience 2007 Seminar Series
Kiminobu Sugaya, PhD, Professor, Director of Stem Cell Laboratory, Chair of Neuroscience Consortium for Central Florida, Council of the Florida Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease, Biomolecular Science Center, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, will present a seminar on "What Are the Obstacles for Stem Cell Therapy of Alzheimer's Disease?"
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). This lecture will be available for viewing on our website http://health.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/sip_neuro/. Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program In Neuroscience, USF Health.

Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m., Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium, Stabile Research Building
Armin Graber, PhD, Chair and Professor of Bioinformatics, Institute of Bioinformatics, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall, Austria and CEO and Director of Bioinformatics, BIOCRATES Life Science, Innsbruck, Austria, will present a seminar on "Metabolomics in Clinical and Drug Discovery & Development: Biomedical Informatics from Biomarker Discovery to Translation into Clinical Practice".
Sponsored by the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, College of Medicine, USF Health and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Monday, September 10, 2007, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Tara Schwetz, graduate student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Glycosylation modulates cardiac excitability by altering voltage-gated potassium currents differentially throughout ventricular development".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, September 10, 2007, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease Journal Club
Todd S. Wills, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine and Assistant Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program, University of South Florida, will discuss a peer-reviewed article.
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, USF Health.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., MDA 1096
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2007 Seminar Series
Robert G. Zoble, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, College of Medicine, University of South Florida and Director, CCU (James A. Haley VAH), will present a seminar on "COURAGE Trial: Optimal Medical Therapy vs. Optimal Medical Therapy plus PCI".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). This seminar will be available for viewing on our website http://health.usf.edu/medicine/sip_cardio/home.html. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Signature Research Program, USF Health.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Matthew Smith, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida (major professor: Ken Wright, PhD, Departments of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Molecular Medicine), will present a seminar on "A Potential Role for PRDM1 in Natural Killer Cells and Identification of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of the G9a histone methyltransferase".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

CANCELLED -- Friday, September 14, 2007, 6:15 p.m., Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
AMSGS Movie Night
Join AMSGS members for the movie "Superbad".
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students.

Monday, September 17, 2007, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Sarah Norring, graduate student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Glycosylation of the hERG1 and the hERG1/MiRP1 complexes modulate Ikr current responsible for cardiac action potential repolarization".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, September 20 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., USF Health Rotunda at the College of Nursing
USF Health Fall Luncheon
COM * CON * COPH * SoPT -- Attend the luncheon for an opportunity to meet new students, socialize with friends, network with faculty and staff, and eat a delicious, FREE lunch.

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Join in a discussion of survey topics.
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, College of Medicine.

Friday, September 21, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Katherine Meyer-Siegler, PhD, Director of the Urology Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Bay Pines (Florida) VA Medical Center, will present a seminar on "Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF): its essential role in inflammation and prostate cancer".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Saturday, September 22, 2007, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., USF Riverfront Park
The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is having a picnic.
Each guest is asked to please bring school supplies, clean clothing, or small safe toys that will be donated to children living in orphanages in Peru, Serbia and other countries. This project is co-sponsored by GPSC, USF Health Service Corps and Cardiostart International!
Please RSVP to asmith@grad.usf.edu by Friday, September 14, 2007.

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 12:00 p.m., Byrd Alzheimer's Institute (USF Campus), 4001 East Fletcher Ave., Tampa
Malcolm Arthur Leissring, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Therapeutics, Scripps Florida, will present a seminar on "Catabolism of Beta Amyloid: The Forgotten Side of Alzheimer's Disease".
Please RSVP to Denise Courson-Jackson at 813-319-4112. Sponsored by the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 9:00 a.m., MDN 2005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Major Tea Catechin Inhibits Dendritic Cell Maturation in Response to Microbial Stimulation" by James L. Rogers (Department of Molecular Medicine). Jim's major professor is Thomas Klein, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration in MDC 1507 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Ping-Jen (Joe) Chou, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Anthrax Toxins and Dendritic Cell Cultures".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 1:30 p.m., MDN 2005
Paul Hoffman, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, will present a seminar on "Helicobacter pylori: Evolution of an Extremophilic Lifestyle".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, Ocrober 2, 2007, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Grace Allen Room, USF Main Library
The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is sponsoring a seminar on "Financial Investing".
For more information, please send an email to gpsc@grad.usf.edu.

Friday, October 5, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Terri Hunter, PhD, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Novel Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Combinations for Cancer".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, October 5, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 003 (Kopp Building)
Matthew Cutter, MS, Graduate Student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "RT-RiboSyn: Method to Measure Specific Growth Rate of Microbes".
The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., MDA 1096
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2007 Seminar Series
John R. Dietz, PhD, Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Physiological Role of Cardiac Natriuretic Hormones".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). This seminar will be available for viewing on our website http://health.usf.edu/medicine/sip_cardio/home.html. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Signature Research Program, USF Health.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Nadine Bewry, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Bone Marrow Micro-Environment and Leukemia".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, October 12, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 003 (Kopp Building)
Teng Ma, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Florida State University, will present a seminar on "Physiological Microenvironment Regulates Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation in 3-D Constructs".
The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of South Florida and is supported by NSF IGERT grant DGE #0221681.

Monday, October 15, 2007, 11:00 a.m., MDA 1096
Guest lecture by faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
Salvatore Oddo, PhD, Assistant Researcher, Laboratory of Molecular Neuropathogenesis, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, will present a seminar on "Aß and Tau Interactions".
Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience 2007 Seminar Series
Ryan G. Toomey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, USF College of Engineering, will present a seminar on "Responsive Surfaces for Cellular Control".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Lung-Ji Chang, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "Retroviral Transduction Technologies".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 003 (Kopp Building)
Dinender K. Singla, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Biomolecular Science Center, Burnette College of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, will present a seminar on "Mechanisms of Cardiac Regeneration".
The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of South Florida and is supported by NSF IGERT grant DGE #0221681.

Monday, October 22, 2007, 11:00 a.m., MDA 1096
Guest lecture by faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
"Kevin" Guochang Fan, PhD, Research Instructor, Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati, will present a seminar on "Physiological and Pathophysiological Roles of Hsp20 in the Heart".
Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 11:30 a.m., MDL 1005
Guest lecture by faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
Erika Eggers, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Washington University, will present a seminar on "Synaptic Mechanisms of Retinal Inhibition".
Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday - Friday, October 25-26, 2007, All day, Embassy Suites Hotel at the University of South Florida
Symposium on Molecular Diversity in Drug Design, Discovery and Delivery
Please check the website (http://www.bitt.usf.edu/conference/) for detailed information.
Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT).

Friday, October 26, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Tracy Sherwood, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Gene (Cnr2) Regulatory Elements".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 10:00 a.m., MDN 1022
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Integrin Mediated Mechanotransduction in Renal Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells" by Lavanya Balasubramanian (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Lavanya's major professor is K.-P. (Daniel) Yip, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration at 3:00 p.m. in MDC 1507.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience 2007 Seminar Series
Maj-Linda Bardhyl Selenica, PhD, University of Lund, Sweden, Division of Biological Research, H. Lundbeck and Co., Copenhagen, Denmark, will present a seminar on "Amyloid beta, Cystatin C and Tau Pathology; Implications in AD Pathology".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). This seminar will be available for viewing on our website http://health.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/sip_neuro/. Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Friday, November 2, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
George Blanck, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Disease Mechanisms of MHC Class II Repression".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, November 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 003 (Kopp Building)
Zong-Ping Luo, PhD, Director of Research Laboratory, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, will present a seminar on "Surface-tethered Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) Networks".
The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Grace Allen Room, USF Main Library
The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is sponsoring a seminar on "Money for Graduate School".
For more information, please send an email to gpsc@grad.usf.edu.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Yanping Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, will present a seminar on "Toward Ubiquitination – A New Twist in Mdm2-p53 Dogma".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Pathology and Cell Biology.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Regulation of FOXO Stability and Activity by MDM2 E3 Ligase" by Wei Fu (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology). Wei's major professor is Wenlong Bai, PhD (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Friday, November 9, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Maurice S. Swanson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "RNA Processing and Disease".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, November 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 003 (Kopp Building)
J. Anthony Llewellyn, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Speculation on Electroporation".
The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of South Florida.

Friday, November 16, 2007, 12:00 p.m., COPH Auditorium, Room 1023
College of Public Health Dean's Lecture Series
Frank Yiannas, MPH, Director, Food Safety & Health, Walt Disney World Co., will present a seminar on "Global Food Safety Trends - What You Need to Know".
Sponsored by the College of Public Health, USF Health.

Friday, November 16, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
David Vesely, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida and Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, James A. Haley Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, will present a seminar on "Natriuretic Peptides".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Monday, November 19, 2007, 6:00 -8:00 p.m., USF Health Rotunda, College of Nursing
Dine with the Deans
"Drop in and spend some relaxing time with your Deans and/or peers. Food and company is free, but you can donate your own "entrance fee" by bringing any canned goods for the Thanksgiving Food Collection Drive.
Sponsored by the USF Health Colleges.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience 2007 Seminar Series
Ron Mervis, PhD, Associate Professor, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Neurostructural Assessment of Dendritic Branching and Spines: Applications to Neuropathology and Neuroplasticity".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Friday, November 30, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Duane Eichler, PhD, Professor, Departments of Molecular Medicine and Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Regulation of Vascular Endothelial Function: A Story of That Challenges Our Current Understanding of the Architecture of Protein-Coding Genes".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, November 30, 2007, 2:00 p.m., ENG 003 (Kopp Building)
Eric Crumpler, PhD, Florida International University, will present a seminar on "Computational Modeling of Heart Valves".
The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of South Florida.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Grace Allen Room, USF Main Library
The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is sponsoring a seminar on "A Healthy Balance - Family, Work, Graduate School".
For more information, please send an email to gpsc@grad.usf.edu.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., MDL 1003
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2007 Seminar Series
Mohan K. Raizada, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "Angiotensin converting enzyme 2: A novel target for CVD therapeutics".
Food and refreshments will be served. Please confirm your attendance with Nicole (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). This seminar will be available for viewing on our website http://health.usf.edu/medicine/sip_cardio/home.html. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Signature Research Program, USF Health.

Thursday, December 6, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., COPH Auditorium Room 1023-C
College of Public Health Dean's Lecture Series
Terry Dwelle, MD, MPHTM, State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health, will present a seminar on "New Paradigms in Health Messaging".
Sponsored by the College of Public Health, USF Health.

Friday, December 7, 2007, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Marisela Agudelo, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Effect of Cannabinoids on B-Lymphocytes".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, December 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., College of Medicine Breezeway and USF Health Rotunda & Courtyard
USF Health cordially invites you to a day of holiday fun!
Holiday Craft Show
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
College of Medicine breezeway

Holiday Party
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
USF Health Rotunda & Courtyard
Sponsored by USF Health in partnership with USF Club and Aramark-Classic Fare Catering.

Friday, December 14, 2007, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., MDC 1004
AMSGS First Annual Wine and Cheese Social
Sponsored by AMSGS and the USF Health Office of Research.